Options


Options are for those looking increase income, manage risk and take advantage of time sensitive opportunities. This section is for those who are using Fundamental Trends option strategies:

  • cash-secured put selling for building stock positions and generating income…
  • covered call writing for trimming positions and generating income…
  • LEAP call buying for when large opportunities present themselves, such as after major corrections…
  • Swing trading of calls and puts for our R.A.R.E. members.

Option selling is a professional strategy that takes some getting used to, however, if you are a long-term investor with a contrarian streak who likes to add income to the bottom line, this is THE strategy worth learning.

Before making any options trades, read Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options, study the CBOE Education Center and engage in paper (pretend) trading for an extended period before trading options.

Also, read this article:

Don’t You Dare Trade Options Until You Read This!!!

Most trades are hidden, however, several recent trades and most older trades have been released to serve as samples. More will be released as the options expire.

Swinging For The Fences: From Hedging To Being Net Negative On SPY And Oil Stocks

Weekly swing trading ideas in shorthand. Mind your allocations. Manage your risk. Build your charts. Understand the indicators. SPY Puts The easiest way to hedge is to buy SPDR S&P 500 ETF $SPY puts. You don’t want to pay a lot for time value, so rarely go more than about 10 weeks out. Last Thursday I suggested buying the Aug $295 SPY puts under $10. I did and sold half […]

Quick Thoughts: Enphase

Summary Enphase operates in a duopoly with Solar Edge in the solar microinverters space. Enphase is expanding into energy management which is a natural flow. I believe this stock will reach $200 per share by the middle 2020s. It currently trades around $50. If you are a growth investor, you should look to acquire Enphase for a full position 2%-4% of net asset value. If you are a primarily focused […]

Buying Portfolio Hedges Now

We have been talking about hedging in the R.A.R.E. chat room for weeks. The current level of the S&P 500 $SPY is at a major resistance zone. I am not sure if there is enough hopium or dollars from small investors to push any higher. Also, the Fed is reducing market supports every week or two, so that rocket fuel is about spent until another round of stimulus. Very simply […]

3 Stock Market Scenarios Short To Intermediate Term

Today we game out the potential scenarios for the stock market in the short, intermediate and long-term. While the rally might continue a bit longer, there is a certainty of at least a retracing of the rally for a small correction. There are also worse outcomes if the economy does not have the “V” shape recovery that many are hoping for. This is piece is open to members and those with a “Free Library Card.”

Swinging For The Fences – Week Of May 11th

Each Monday morning I am putting out a piece with a few swing trade ideas to focus on for the week. It is up to you to participate in analysis and seek risk management tools that work for you. If you expect to just follow along, expect to be disappointed. Risk Management & Basic Trade Criteria Risk management will involve applying technical analysis and having stop orders on most trades. […]

A Few Puts To Sell & Eyeballing Oil

The stock market is hitting its first support levels. We were heavy cash coming into this correction, so can start to sell a few puts for companies we’d like to own a bit lower than today’s price. Also, oil is getting crushed which is making it interesting for a rebound play. Do you know what “backwardation’ is? — Read this research with a “free library card.”

Start Taking Profits On Tesla

Last November, I discussed “why I’m selling Tesla shares.” It turned out to be a good spot to sell Tesla (TSLA) shares that we had purchased about a hundred dollars cheaper less than two months earlier. It would be about a half year before we returned to buying Tesla shares.

Sustainable Growth Investing Model: December 2019

Sustainable Growth Investing uses a base ETF allocation and long-term growth stocks for generating capital appreciation. This strategy can be used for an entire portfolio or as an add-on to a more diversified portfolio, such as, a retirement plan. The Sustainable Growth Investing mission is to beat the S&P 500 stock market index without added risk.